More than 50% of Americans accept the science of evolution — but only 32% of fundamentalist Christians

More than 50% of Americans accept the science of evolution — but only 32% of fundamentalist Christians

Matthew Rozsa | 
Americans are more scientifically literate than ever in 2021 — so much so that creationism has become a minority opinion. And ...
Viewpoint: Might embracing fake news and conspiracy theories serve as an evolutionary survival strategy?

Viewpoint: Might embracing fake news and conspiracy theories serve as an evolutionary survival strategy?

Paul Rosenberg | 
Human beings have an evolutionary history, and deception is commonplace in the animal world because it confers evolutionary advantage. There's ...
‘If humans are so smart, why do women menstruate? Who thought that was a good idea?’ Interview with ‘Evolution Gone Wrong’ author Alexander Bezzerides

‘If humans are so smart, why do women menstruate? Who thought that was a good idea?’ Interview with ‘Evolution Gone Wrong’ author Alexander Bezzerides

Mary Elizabeth Williams | 
Okay, humans, if we're so smart, why do our backs hurt so much? Why do we cry? And menstruation, who ...
Viewpoint: Evolution is more than a Darwinian 'selfish gene' battle to the death

Viewpoint: Evolution is more than a Darwinian ‘selfish gene’ battle to the death

Jeremy Lent | 
The idea that selfishness and greed are drivers of evolution, and therefore possess underlying virtue, has been around for over ...
Life on Earth originated on Mars? Here’s the intriguing case

Life on Earth originated on Mars? Here’s the intriguing case

Nicole Karlis | 
Though the idea that life started on Mars before migrating on Earth sounds like some far-fetched sci-fi premise, many renowned ...
Understanding the ‘post-truth’ world: Is cognitive bias hard-wired?

Understanding the ‘post-truth’ world: Is cognitive bias hard-wired?

Lee McIntyre | 
One of the deepest roots of post-truth has been with us the longest, for it has been wired into our ...
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Are all anti-vaxxers kooks? Here is one couple’s journey to vaccine rejection and what might change their minds

Jonathan Berman | 
Anti-vaccine parents are deeply concerned with being good parents. They are college educated and usually members of the middle class ...
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CRISPR breakthrough — gene edited lizards

Nicole Karlis | 
According to a study published in the journal Cell Reports [August 27], a group of scientists at the University of Georgia successfully ...
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Viewpoint: Even as a doctor, I didn’t understand my 23andMe breast cancer risk analysis

Pamela Munster | 
Anyone can order 23andMe — with less than $150 and a small tube of saliva, you can learn much about ...
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